and her husband, Cesar Petrescu, both teaching at the time in the newly
created Fine Arts Studios of the City of Paris, had the idea of
giving summer lessons of
landscape painting, in a chateau of the Loire Valley.
Their students, wishing to follow the impressionists' steps, were so enthusiastic
that the new and original concept of "painting workshops" was
One of the first Workshops, in the early 80's
In 1990, Antonina opened her own
Art Studio in Paris (Atelier Alupi).
From the beginning, the teaching method adopted was traditionnal,
inspired by the family's legacy :
Antonina's father, one of the greatest names of Romanian post-impressionism.
The aim is to inculcate the basics of drawing by teaching how
to measure, as well as to develop the artistic abilities of each
student by teaching him or her how to see tones, values and light ;
and most importantly how to seperate the essential from the detail, in
order to preserve the global effect and harmony of the work.
Nicolas Petrescu, Antonina's son, took over most of the Studio's classes
and created the
Paris - Cityscape outdoor painting workshops, which were immediately
successful with both the French themselves as well as all the foreign
visitors welcomed in the workshops who were looking to rediscover Paris,
or to discover it for the first time through their paint brushes.
Art Courses and Workshops available at Atelier Alupi :
To contact us :
Nicolas Petrescu in the Paris - Cityscape Art Workshop